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Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire
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Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire

A true "50/50" dual sport tire, the K60 Scout brings a proven balance of performance on- and off-road. With an improved tread and compound, the Scout delivers better cornering stability and wet weather grip on the pavement, while delivering off-road as well.

The "chevron" style tread pattern is similar to full knobby designs which provides lots of open space between the tread blocks to route sand, mud and water from the contact patch while constantly keeping some rubber in contact with the road as the tire rotates.  This tire is a stand-out as it does not sacrifice on-road longevity and adhesion to the pavement for off-road traction.  A difficult feat for any tire to accomplish.

  • TL = Tubeless
  • TT = Tube Type Tire
4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.4 / 5
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4.4 / 5
Tread Life
4.4 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front / 100/90-19 57H TL 817737 K601009019 Out of Stock
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Front / 120/90-17 68T TT 817706 K601209017 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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4.6 / 5
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5 / 5
A bit of a harsh ride but a great value
OK, just got back from a trip to South America with Heidi's mounted front and rear on my 1200GS. After 10,000 miles over good roads, bad roads, gravel, grass, rocks, and a log of muck, these babies are still going. Having just put another 2,000 miles on the bike getting it back from the port and riding a bit locally, you would think the rubber would be gone. However, the front tire looks like it probably has another 5,000 miles to go while the rear needs to be replaced fairly soon. All in all, I am very pleased with the Heidi's.

Good: Wear, looks, and grip in various rough, off road conditions. Was so happy I had these puppies on the bike when we got to some of the "roads" in Chile and Argentina. Miles and miles of rock and gravel challenged the rider but the tires were great.

Bad: If you want a smooth street ride, these tires are NOT for you. You will definitely feel the knobs on the tarmac and they will make a bit of noise as well. If you plan to stay on the road and just want something that looks more "off roadish", you should look at something else.

OK: Wet road grip is satisfactory. However, I would not get too aggressive in curves on wet roads until you know their limitations. You don't get the kind of mileage I am getting out of these without the rubber being a bit hard.

Overall, I think these are great tires for someone that actually takes their bike off the tarmac on a regular basis. You can find tires with more grip on wet roads and smoother rides, but I don't know if you will find tires that give you better all around performance in combined off and on road riding.
July 14, 2014
2012 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
K60 - Decent experience - a few "gotchas"
I'm just now at the point of wearing out my first set of K60's on my R1100GS. After getting them scrubbed in, I put on about 2500 miles on-road before getting any significant off-road time on them. On-road, nothing really new that you haven't already heard:
- decent grip
- great wear
- the front tire howls at 65-70mph
- can be a bit marginal in the wet - tend to let go quickly without a lot of warning. I would pick different tires if I rode in a lot of rain.

In the dry and warm weather, I have been able to get the bike over just as far as with any other tire I'd had on, and never had them slip unpredictably The center rib on the rear I'm sure adds to the mileage, but it does wander in loose gravel. In riding down in the AZ strip, it did great on the dirt/rock roads, and I never felt in need of more traction. Tried airing down for sand, and it was so stiff it didn't flatten out at all - really no difference between 35lbs and 12. Deep Sand=not good.
After a week of pounding down what could in some cases only be charitably called roads, with lots of sharp rocks, never had a cut or puncture - VERY tough tire. When you are 100 miles from pavement, this is reassuring. :) Decent traction of larger stretches of rock.
- good tracking in dirt/rock
- wide grooves help keep things planted
- Center rib on rear can wander in gravel.

All in all, mine was a good experience with these tires. As long as you recognize what their limitations are, they are a good value and provide good service.
September 2, 2015
1998 BMW R1100GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Outstanding 50% / 50% Adventure Tire
Like the K60 rear tire I reviewed, this tire is not for the people riding the freeways exclusively. A lot of other pavement tires are better for that. This one howls at speed and it "seeks" on grooved pavement--not much, but it does a little bit.
That's the negative. Now the positive--
This tire is in the very top tier of outstanding tires for people who ride on the pavement to get the back country. I ride a DL650 adventure bike fully loaded for camping, etc. Outstanding!
On gravel, slimy black mud, dirt, rocks--I couldn't get it to disappoint me. Drive it into a rut on purpose and then drive it right back up the side of the rut. Or cruise along a little ridge without falling down into a rut.
Excellent tire to get you out to the back country, into the back of the back country, and then depend on it to get you back out and home again.
I don't know about wear, it's still new to me.
November 10, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Awesome tire!
Keep in mind im not a tire guru. I read great reviews on this tire and that's what helped me make my decision. I bought this tire for a Tennessee to Alaska trip. I rode the Trans American Trail to Utah and then a variety of paved and gravel roads all the way to Inuvik Canada, and Prudhoe Bay Alaska and finally home to TN. I went through 3back tires, but the front made the whole trip- 16700 miles! Yes, its ready to be replaced now! The tire had great grip in all terrain, mud, gravel, sand, pavement, even some snow! it is a true 50/50 tire, so it does hum and have some noise on pavement but that is easily overlooked for its performance and durability!!
July 21, 2014
2008 KTM 990 Adventure
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great tire.
I only have about 200 miles on this tire; so, take this review with a grain of salt.
First off, my 2013 Kawasaki KLR 650's handling changed completely; it's as if I had a different bike. I purchased front and back k60's and the best way I can describe the change...the bike feels as though it's on knife edges. Turning and corning come without effort; I have to get use to the way the bike handles. I find myself exiting my turns off from where I intended....use to the old junkie tires. I practiced all weekend and now, I am spot on. As far as off road, the traction is amazing...extreme amount of grip on grassy, gravel and dirt roads.

I didn't know Revzilla was in my hometown...haha. I ordered on a Wednesday night and it arrived Thursday afternoon. I love the guys.
March 22, 2016
2013 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Sticks like glue,wears like iron
I bought these tires based on previous reviews and wasn't disappointed .stiff to install but not bad if you use tire warmers or set out in the sun for a while,although a bit noisy,these seem to be the best off road tire for the street.
September 7, 2015
over 2 years ago
2014 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
True 50/50 tire
I'm riding a KTM 990 and am just getting ready to put on another set of Heidenau k 60s. The set I'm taking off has a wee bit over 7000 miles on both front and rear. These are true 50/50 tires. I will ride 600 miles of pavement to ride 800 miles off road. They do not disappoint. If you have a street queen you wont be happy with the mileage, low speed vibration, etc. If you have a trailer queen and don't do the slab buy a more aggressive (read knobbie) tire. But if you truly ride something in the 50/50 range they are not a bad choice. Parting thought, buy a good set of tire irons, these tires have the stiffest sidewall ever!
July 20, 2013
2012 KTM 990 Adventure
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Great grip!
These K60's have great grip, both on and off road. Air down a bit for dirt/mud - stock pressures on street. Careful in the wet - they're not dangerous, but aren't super-grippy either. I'm a cautious rider in the rain anyway, but it deserves to be mentioned for all of you rain-confident riders.
August 19, 2013
2013 BMW F800GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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Tread Life
5 / 5
Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire
Purchased a set of Heidenau's to make a trip from Key West to Prudhoe Bay, AK. I mounted them on my 1974 Suzuki GT750 and 9000 miles later the front tire showed minimal wear. On the trip I encountered about every kind of road condition possible and the tire took it well. Great traction on wet roads and mud as well as dry sand and rocks. Great tread life! Liked them so much I bought a second set.
May 24, 2016
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
A little noisy
The front tire shakes the bike left to right until you reach 5 mph due to the offset chevron tread pattern. As you go faster this shaking turns into noise. Noise goes away above 60 mph. They were noisier when new and appear to be less so now. Perhaps with a few more miles they will get quieter.
June 28, 2016
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if its raining learn to pray.
Patrick33 on Sep 13, 2017
Read a lot of great reviews for these so decided to give them a try.
John C on Aug 22, 2017
if its raining learn to pray.
Patrick33 on Sep 13, 2017
Solid tire on and off road.
Joseph P on Sep 11, 2017
Read a lot of great reviews for these so decided to give them a try.
John C on Aug 22, 2017
After reading reviews and talking to othe riders, I felt the K60 scout would offer long highway life and great offroad traction.
Nathan P on Aug 18, 2017
everybody raved about the K60 for miles and performance. they are right about good mileage but don't think the traction performance was as good as advertised. would go with tkc80 rear tire next time despite faster wear bc of better traction
Keith M on Aug 14, 2017
reviews and recommendations
James H on Aug 6, 2017
For a combination of good off-road ability and longer wear than the Conti TXC 80's. And they gave me both!
Alexander M on Aug 3, 2017
I read some good reviews on these tires so I had to find out if people were really getting 8K & 9K miles out of them.
Regina M on Aug 1, 2017
Great reviews made this tire an easy choice. I hope its as great as it shounds.
zachary m on Jul 19, 2017
This is my 3rd set of these Heidenau K60 Scout tires. Again, I am over 14,000 miles on them and I am pretty sure I could get another 2,000...but, with a trip coming up, I don't want to risk it. Love these tires!
Daren T on Jul 15, 2017
After reading reviews of the people using this tire I thought I would give them a try. I was considering going with a TKE 80 on the front but opted for the Heidenau because I believe it will be quieter on the road and still not be a sacrifice in of road riding.
Richard J on Jul 10, 2017
Great write ups on the brand for my BMW GS
Timothy T on Jul 10, 2017
Previous experience with this tire has been great. No reason not to do it again...
John O on Jun 30, 2017
Recommended by mechanic
Gary B on Jun 29, 2017
best traveling tires on unpredictable terrains..........
Alexandre T on Jun 28, 2017
Recommendation from riding buddies.
David N on Jun 27, 2017
Needed a good front tire on my Triumph Tiger Steamer to enjoy Montana's vast network of modern gravel roads.
Donald B on Jun 18, 2017
A good tire that has a long lifespan.
Robert N on Jun 7, 2017
Based on the previous positive experience. The tire lasted >20K miles before swapping it with a TKC 70 which only lasted ~13K miles
Bui N on Jun 6, 2017
I ride 5050 so I bought them and love the k60
chris w on Jun 3, 2017
Expected high milage.
Ricky S on Jun 2, 2017
matches the back tire
Robert F on May 29, 2017
Recommended by friend
Ric E on May 25, 2017
Good balance for on/off road.
Christopher T on May 18, 2017
Better feel on the road than TKC 80 but not so good on Sand. But good enough to make it through sandy patches even after 15,000 miles (believe it or not that's how long I've had the last front tire on). The Heidenau front tire before made it to 11,000 miles.
Tanja S on May 14, 2017
To match the rear.
Dennis N on May 12, 2017
Looks like a good choice for my intended use
David F on May 12, 2017
excellent tire!
Greg S on May 9, 2017
Recommended by RG Honda, Yamaha, Polaris for my trip from MI to Alaska. Also RevZilla video confirmed this is the right tire for the trip
James F on May 6, 2017
Great tire. Nice on the road and sand. Over 16,000 miles and has plenty of life remaining.
Ken6666 on May 4, 2017
This is my forth set of Heidenau tires. They are great both on and off road and they wear like iron.
Robert G on May 1, 2017
After checking several online sales sites, and checking online reviews, I determined this tire was the best for my type of riding.
Scott J on May 1, 2017
28000 miles and counting -- still has about double the legal tread amount.
Eric K on Apr 30, 2017
this tire had great reviews and an even better informative Video!
Patrick T on Apr 29, 2017
Referral video and rating
John P on Apr 27, 2017
Great tire--used on R1200GS for trip from San Francisco to Fairbanks and back. Rode over 7500 miles--still plenty of tread left.
Richard R on Apr 25, 2017
Matches my riding style. Longevity, Performance.
Stephen F on Apr 24, 2017
For me, this has been a GREAT tire. 19,000 miles on the last front. Took me to Alaska and back, plus some. Just back from 5-week trip to Baja, MX......worked great!!
Greg B on Apr 16, 2017
Scott V on Apr 15, 2017
Meets my needs and quality
DAVID P on Apr 11, 2017
reviews were good
kelly t on Apr 7, 2017
Aggressive tread without going to knobby tires. A little noisy around 40-50 mph on my bike anyway.
David R on Apr 7, 2017
to match the rear K60 I bought
S T on Mar 30, 2017
Had a set on my heavily packed 650 VStrom, 900 lbs including rider, when I went to Deadhorse, AK last year and the rear has 10K on it with 15K on the front, and there is still some tread life on each. Headed to Moab, UT this summer on a Super Tenere and look to get similar mileage for this much shorter trip and want the grip for the UT BDR.
V650 on Mar 23, 2017
a friend
L A on Mar 9, 2017
They go with the rear tire.
Shawn T on Mar 8, 2017
Reviews posted on your site
Bret R on Mar 8, 2017
Adventure riding school, bike fitted with these.
Ronald R on Feb 27, 2017
I heard that they ROCK!
scott w on Feb 16, 2017
JAMES M on Feb 15, 2017
Solid tire on and off road.
Joseph P on Sep 11, 2017
After reading reviews and talking to othe riders, I felt the K60 scout would offer long highway life and great offroad traction.
Nathan P on Aug 18, 2017
Those who are running this tire on KLR spoke wheel, I am assuming that you're running them with tubes? Any problems running tubes in them?
Carey S on Aug 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: A tubeless tire doesn't care if it has a tube in it or not. The K60 tires worked just fine on my KLR..
Any news on the K60 in a 170/60-17 size?
Patrick S on Jun 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I spoke with a local Heidenau dealer who tells me that he was told that the new sizes (front and rear for the 2014+ R1200GS) are being manufactured presently but arrival in the US has been delayed by the dock worker strike. Supposedly they are on ships off the US coast awaiting unloading. No idea if that is accurate. Guesstimated ETA from this dealer was sometime in April or May, which was not useful. It seems obvious that they will do everything possible to bring them to market ASAP given the global popularity of these bikes and their tires. I would be curious to know if they are available in Europe or any other market outside of the U.S.
Can i use tubless type with a tube?
A shopper on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yep..yessir...no problem. You can always go tube in a tubeless. Great tire with great wear.
have a Triumph Tiger 800xc with 90/90 - 21 & 150/70r 17 of course with tubes. Any chance these tires would work? Anything compatible if not?
A shopper on Nov 7, 2013
BEST ANSWER: In my opninion Heidenau K60 Scout Front Tire it works very well in your BikeTriumph Tiger 800xc with the rear tire 150/70.

Good durabilidad, Grip even in the rain and estability to. Heidenau k60 is a tire 50 % on road and 50% off road.
I made a travel fron Ensenada Mexico to Canada in 11 days ( 4,500 miles) and nothing happen I mind no problem in the tires.

So I recomend this tires in any surfaces on road and off road.

I'm assuming these are bias ply tires and not radials?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The Heidenau K60 Scout tires are bias ply, not radial. The "B" you see in the larger tire denotes a difference in the center tread pattern, not a designation of tire type.
Do you see any issue of using a 120/90-17 front tire on the REAR of a lightweight bike (wr250R) moto?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know. The front tire lasts forever but it is extremely loud on pavement. Also, If you put the front tire on the back, make sure you tell whoever is installing it the the tire that the tire is actually designed to go on the front. The tread patterns are to be facing the opposite direction than if the tire were to be placed on the front tire.
I usually change my tires myself, but have heard that these tires have a pretty stiff sidewall that can cause difficulty mounting when using tire spoons. Has anyone out there had any experience with changing this tire the old fashioned way?
A shopper on Feb 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are tough to install but since then I have discovered a majic solution to aid the process. It is called Windex. It makes everything slippery and I believe it would reduce the time by 50% installing the tires. The front tire was the easist the rear tire was more difficult. I love tires I put them on my KLR 650.
may be a strange question but i own a 04 harley vrod do alot of gravel and dirt ridin checkin cattle an farmin operation curious rather these scout tires would be appropriate an iffen so which size should i get?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I ride R1200 GS so I don't know how it pertains to a Vrod. But these are great tires and work well on fire roads and gravel. They have great tread life. As far as size goes, I can't help you.
I have a 2015 BMW r1200GS Adventure. Please confirm that Rear "170/60B17 72S TL" and Front "120/70-19 60T TL" are the correct sizes for my motorbike? Gracias.
A shopper on Oct 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That should be correct a great all around tire!!
Have used these Heidenau tires on my Tiger XC and have been well pleased. Planning to install a set on my wife's Kaw 650 Versys for our next and 3rd trip to AK. The front wheel size on that bike is a 120/90 X 17 and I see Heidenau makes the tire in that size but only in a tube type tire. Assume I'll need to remove the wheel's tubeless valve stem and run a tube on the cast wheel? Or can I run the tire tubeless since the rim is a tubeless design? Thanks in advance for any and all answers.
RONALD L on Sep 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Tubeless works.